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ITC Section 337 quarterly highlights

by Hogan Lovells on

Recent developments and practice tips from the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) bench by Judge Theodore R. Essex - On March 6, 2018, Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission...more

United Kingdom Establishes IoT Security Principles

by Morgan Lewis on

The UK government recently released a policy paper outlining proposed requirements for makers of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to take certain actions to better protect IoT devices from growing cybersecurity threats....more

Can modern technology improve health and safety and save lives?

by Hogan Lovells on

The mining and construction sectors have, historically, been highly labour-intensive, with both these sectors being large-scale employers. Both sectors also consist of a diverse range of employers from small-scale operations...more

The Technology, Media & Telecommunications Review, Eighth Edition - Japan

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

This fully updated eighth edition of The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review provides an overview of evolving legal constructs in 26 jurisdictions around the world. It is intended as a business-focused framework...more

The South African mining industry is changing, and that's a fact

by Hogan Lovells on

2017 was another tempestuous year for the South African mining and natural resources sector. The sector was disrupted by a range of changes and uncertainties, including the publication of the Reviewed Broad-Based Black...more

FTC Explains Evolution of COPPA in Live Twitter Chat

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On March 6, 2018, the FTC hosted a live Twitter chat to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)....more

Best practices for managing cybersecurity risks related to IoT-connected medical devices

by Hogan Lovells on

Connected medical devices deliver numerous benefits not available before, including improved monitoring of patient welfare and a wealth of vital data. But for all the advantages available through these devices, their...more

Sticker Shock? The Cyber Shield Act of 2017 Attempts to Make IoT Manufacturers Prioritize IoT Security

by Reed Smith on

The Cyber Shield Act of 2017 is one of the more recent manifestations of the federal government’s increasingly urgent scrutiny over the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This latest proposal, introduced in both...more

My Car Made Me Do It: Tales from a Telematics Trial

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

Recently, my automobile insurance company gauged my interest in saving up to 20% on insurance premiums. The catch? For three months, I would be required to install a plug-in monitor that collected extensive metadata—average...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - March 2018

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

According to bloggers on, security risks around the internet of things (IoT) continue to be problematic, and a new free guide, “The Developer’s Guide to IoT” has been published specifically for IoT device...more

IoT Security Risks Widespread

According to bloggers on, security risks around IoT continue to be problematic, and a new free guide, “The Developer’s Guide to IoT” has been published specifically for IoT device developers, which is a welcome...more

When Smart Contracts are Outsmarted: The Parity Wallet “Freeze” and Software Liability in the Internet of Value

The recent Parity wallet “freeze” provides yet another example of a coding vulnerability in a smart contract (rather than a flaw in the underlying blockchain or cryptography) resulting in an exploit that compromises...more

National Institute Of Standards And Technology Issues Discussion Draft Seeking Feedback On Internet Of Things Security And Privacy

by King & Spalding on

Last week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) issued a document to spark discussion amongst stakeholders regarding improving security and privacy risk management for the Internet of Things (“IoT”)...more

The Obvious Partnership — Compliance and Cybersecurity

by Michael Volkov on

Cybersecurity compliance, like the compliance profession, is rapidly growing. The forces pushing cyber compliance are two-fold: the ever-increasing and changing nature of cyber threats and harms, and the logical application...more

Global Innovation Centers in the Data-Driven Digital Economy

GICs offer advantages for exploiting big data and staying competitive. Data is the fuel of the 21st-century economy. Companies must manage and exploit data and digital technologies in an innovative, agile and cost...more

Small Business, Big Risk: Cybersecurity Threats Facing Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

by Morgan Lewis on

When it comes to cybersecurity and data breaches, smaller businesses do not necessarily make less likely targets. According to a recent report on the state of cybersecurity in small and medium-sized businesses by the Ponemon...more


by BakerHostetler on

Under the National Advertising Division’s (NAD) consideration: StubHub, a website that features tickets to sports events, concerts, theater and other live entertainment events. The division was taking a close look at...more

The Internet of Things and connected cars: new opportunities and risks

by DLA Piper on

The automotive industry is undergoing tremendous change, both in the technology it employs and in the way it does business. People and companies are changing the way they think about cars and car travel. A big part of this...more

Cybersecurity and Third-Party Risks

by Michael Volkov on

Global companies are getting compliance overload, especially when it comes to third party risks. As we have seen over the years, third-party risk management involves significant risks on anti-corruption, AML, fraud,...more

Regulatory challenges for electronic communications operators offering IoT connectivity services

by DLA Piper on

A booming market with rising demand for connectivity and capacity The global Internet of Things (IoT) market reached US$598.2 billion in 2015 and is projected to continue its growth trajectory to over US$724.2 billion by...more

DSM Watch: Stakes high for IoT industry in European ePrivacy debate

by Hogan Lovells on

Following the European Commission and European Parliament’s proposed versions of the EU Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications (the ePR), we are now waiting for the Council of the European Union to agree their...more

5 Takeaways from the FTC’s First COPPA Settlement Over Internet-Connected Toys

by Fenwick & West LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission on Jan. 8 announced its first settlement of alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act arising from internet-connected toys. The FTC complaint against VTech followed the...more

Cybersecurity Threats and Risks

by Michael Volkov on

Companies are correctly focused on cybersecurity risks. Notwithstanding this focus, companies are struggling with how to respond to threats and risks. Cybersecurity threats are quickly evolving – akin to the time when...more

FTC Releases Annual Privacy and Data Security Update

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The FTC has released its annual report summarizing its activity during 2017 relating to privacy and data security issues.  In its self-declared role as “the nation’s primary privacy and data security enforcer,” the FTC...more

Council e-Privacy Regulation Negotiations Critical for the Future of IoT and AdTech

by Hogan Lovells on

Following the European Commission and European Parliament’s proposed versions of the EU Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications (the ePR), we are now waiting for the Council of the European Union to agree their...more

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